One Fine Morning

Director: Mia Hansen-Løve
Year Released: 2022
Rating: 2.0

Single mother Sandra (Léa Seydoux) - whose husband passed away years ago - works as a translator, starts up an affair with cosmochemist friend Clément (Melvil Poupaud) and has difficulty caring for her philosophy professor father Georg (Pascal Greggory), who has a rare neurodegenerative disease.  It's clear this came from a personal place for the director (her own Dad suffered from Benson's syndrome) and is filled with a sense of deep empathy and understanding, but instead of generating actual dramatic tension, it tries for (clearly easy) sympathy points: if you ever want to be startled back to reality, visit any dementia wing of a nursing home.  Seydoux is fantastic in the lead (as expected), and solely responsible for keeping this watchable.